That's really what this photo finish boils down to as a pair of Hollywood Gossip favorites recently donned the same cute outfit.
To us, it's an open-and-shut case.
Kate Bosworth, the Superman Returns star, did her best to be island-worthy in this black, lace-trimmed Development dress in Hawaii last month.
But the fact that she probably went without food for 10 days prior to wearing it puts a damper on the appeal. Heck, even bikini pics of Kate don't do it for us really.
But if James Rousseau likes her the way she is, that's really what's important, not what celebrity gossip sites think.
Meanwhile, America's Sweetheart, Lauren Conrad, rocked the same dress to a fashion show in New York City recently.
The classy California girl and pal of Audrina Patridge was as pretty and cheerful as always.
In our opinion, the star of Laguna Beach and The Hills definitely wore it better. But what do you think, readers?